PASS leaders host weekly, group study sessions for select challenging courses. (See the bottom of this page for list of the courses with openings for PASS leaders.) PASS leaders prepare lesson plans for their study sessions to help students review lecture notes, study course content, work on practice problems, discuss study skills, and more. Leaders also attend the lecture for the course they are supporting, participate in trainings throughout the semester, and complete administrative tasks including tracking attendance and writing reports about sessions. The goal of PASS is to foster a collaborative environment where students study together. PASS leaders do not re-teach or lecture on course material.

PASS leaders earn $12/hour and typically work 7-10 hours per week including preparing lesson plans, running weekly sessions, attending course lectures, and attending mandatory trainings.

Who can apply:

Undergraduate students who have earned a grade of A- or higher in the selected course are eligible to apply to be PASS leaders. If you are currently enrolled in the course, you can apply for that course; hiring is be dependent of final course grade. We particularly welcome applicants who

  • have demonstrated experience in peer teaching and/or leadership
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • can attend new leader training workshops at the beginning of and throughout the semester
  • can attend lecture for the selected course (occasional exceptions made if applicant has schedule conflict with course attendance)

How to apply:

Complete the online application form* and submit the following materials (by uploading them on the application form):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

*You must be logged into google your Temple email address to fill out and submit the application form.

In your cover letter, briefly tell us a little about you - what interests you in being a PASS leader; your experiences with peer teaching and/or leadership; your academic interests; and your involvement in on-campus or off-campus organizations or activities.

Current openings:

Future Semester Course Openings

Course Time(s)

Application Deadline:

Not currently accepting applications. Check back soon (or sign up for our newsletter) for more information about positions in future semesters. We typically seek new applicants in the final weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Questions? Contact Deirdre Kelleher.